Musoma Textile Mills produces high quality African textiles, light and heavy fabrics that include kitenge and khanga.

Musoma Textile Mills (T) Ltd (Mutex)

Mutex was set up in Musoma, on the banks of Lake Victoria, in 1980, originally under the National Textile Corporation (TEXCO). Several different companies owned it until 2008 when MeTL Group purchased the plant and launched a program of rehabilitation. Mutex is an integrated textile mill comprising of three departments—spinning, weaving and processing.

Advantage:

MeTL Group has cotton plantations and opened its own cotton ginnery on the same tranche of land (see below and refer to Agriculture page). Being able to both grow and process cotton, complements the Group’s significant textiles production.

MeTL Group has made a considerable investment in Mutex, including:
  • A brand new spinning department with new machines
  • A new blow room, new cards for the carding machine and draw frames
  • New sizing & warping (weaving preparation) machines
  • 224 new modern looms to meet the company’s production targets
  • Replacement of old machines in the processing department

Versatility of Products:

Musoma Textile Mills produces high quality African textiles, light and heavy fabrics that include kitenge and khanga.

Capacity:

Currently the plant produces 1.5 million meters per month (12 million meters per annum).

Projection:

New Denim manufacturing facility producing about 20 Million running meters of denim per annum and eventually the value addition by putting up the garment facility. Ginning capacity to be doubled from existing 105,000 bales per annum to 200,000 bales per annum.Edible oil factory with capacity of 200 tons per day to be installed.Co-generation plant with 5 MW capacity and 30 tons steam boiler to be installed.

Textile worker at the factory